A Madirofolo chocolate shell that contains different textures of Garda oranges, the fruit of the Mediterranean tradition par excellence.
My dessert is rooted in tradition and in my personal story but modern techniques have been applied. Ingredients have been chosen taking into account the needs of the human being and the context: real, natural raw materials, 100% plant-based and preferably organic, with minimal use of organic cane sugar.
Why do I choose exclusively plant-based and local ingredients? Because locally produced raw materials means less CO2 emissions for transportation and related costs. And because growing vegetables has a lower environmental impact than that determined by animal breeding and slaughtering and the processing of animal food.
The fruit I choose to use in my fresh pastry dessert is the Orange of Garda. Not very perishable, rich in water and fibre, they will give acidity and healthiness to my dessert. They are low in calories, high in fibre and vitamins, and have a strong satiating effect.
Almonds and hazelnuts are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals (potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium), proteins, fibres, essential fatty acids (the so-called fatty acids “good") and antioxidants (such as vitamin E).
The Extra virgin olive oil of Garda is wholesome food, rich in vitamin E and omega3, omega 6 and cholesterol free. A good ally for health, and thanks to the polyphenols it has an antioxidant action that counteracts the production of free radicals. It protects the body and helps keep it fit. Tasty and fragrant, it is also a pillar of the Mediterranean diet.
The oil that I chose is a citrus-flavored DOC oil and produced by the Organic Farm with the Giacomini oil mill in Gargnano (BS).
The Flour that I will use for my recipes is an organic flour made with eleven ancient grains, produced by Cascina Caremma, an organic farm in the Ticino Park (MI).
The result is a dessert that is good for everyone: us and the environment. Suitable for those who do not eat animal derivatives for ethical or health reasons. And above all a luscious and fresh dessert.